I truthfully wasn't going to come back here for much of anything, because I and many others simply don't need this sort of nonsense.
It isn't about debating issues, and it ain't about disagreements.
It's about having common courtesy for others.
It is about a basic, garden variety of respect for others.
But in your own statement, highlighted above...
You feel obliged to call our decision "stupid".
You also seem obliged to make other insulting remarks because we exercised our freedom of will to vote with our feet.
The chronic and frequent name calling, belittling of others, putting folks down and running off newcomers to the Colorado board of OCDO resulted in the creation of an new board where civility exists, and doesn't really need to be enforced because folks in Colorado tend to be brought up to respect others, extend courtesy, and treat others in a manner appropriate. That has not been what members of the Colorado delegation got back in return.
So you disagree that we should free ourselves from those who troll for trouble? You disagree with our decision to take our business elsewhere?
You disagree that we have a right to shun the abuse frequently heaped on our members? You can have your opinion, and we have made our own quite clear.
The rules of OCDO state very clearly that insults and character assassinations are prohibited, but that rule has no effect on some who are imperious enough to disregard the rules and enjoy impunity in doing so. They come to the Colorado board of OCDO and attack................. not debate........... not discuss......... but demean and belittle our bretheren Coloradoans. We do not need to put up with that nonsensical, unwanted, and unacceptable behavior.
So, surprise.... we exercised our right to take our forum business to a new venue.
We too our business to a new board where civility is the rule.
We took our business where every member is entitled to respect, dignity and honor.
I do not believe those who post with pseudo-intellectual points of view infused with a heady dose of insult and disrespect realize their put-downs do no harm to the good people of Colorado, but instead, reveal the content of their own character. But we don't need to deal with their lack of respect, nor their insulting remarks, nor their opinions 'shared' with a cutting edge of incivility.
You may answer this post if you like, but I ain't likely to read it.
I have more positive and productive uses of my time.
Coloradoans are welcome on the new board.
Those who have need to put down others, who lack basic respect of others, those who lack an ability to discuss or debate topics without insult or belittling others for holding a contrary point of view... well... you won't find access to the new board.
Just because some come in here and shovel a load of crap in our faces doesn't mean we must, perforce, wallow in it!
Enjoy what's left of the OCDO Colorado board.
Those who find themselves fed up with the nonsense can come back home to saddle up with folks of your own ilk, who learned a basic rule way back in childhood....
"Do to others what you'd have done to you."
Oh, but that sounds terribly Biblical, and I'm sure that'll get picked apart by the same folks who abused us beyond tolerance, but nevertheless think themselves "people of the book". Folks who claim the path, but don't embrace it by living according to the principals involved.